Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO)

The Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner™ (A-CSPO™) course is part of the Scrum Alliance’s Path to Certified Scrum Professional®.  This step in the Product Owner’s journey is a combination of workshops, applied learning on the job, and reflective learning as part of online group coaching sessions.


This program is aimed at practicing Product Owners, growing skills, and knowledge in areas such as stakeholder identification and management, neuroscience-based collaboration techniques, scaling, and advanced product backlog management.

It focuses on growing a Product Owner’s knowledge and skills to define and operate in a more Agile product-based organisation driven by product outcomes and metrics, supported by results-driven approaches and insights into human-based biases and behaviours.

The three half-day workshop builds on a combination of interactive exercises, practical real-life examples, and lively discussion, and will equip you with the knowledge required to be an effective Scrum Product Owner. 

Real learning happens through application and reflection, so following the workshop, you will have access to optional online coaching sessions so that you can reflect on how you are applying your knowledge and skills. 

Who Should Attend?

Scrum Product Owner’s with at least a year’s experience in the role.  You must have Agile experience as the course will build on your experiences in order to deepen your understanding of Agile and yourself.

Topics Covered

Identify the skills and capabilities needed for a Product Owner to collaborate as a member of a cross-functional Scrum Team in order to create successful products
Use techniques to identify that you are working with the key stakeholders you need
Recognise when to act as a facilitator for stakeholders
Identify when a group is engaged in divergent thinking or convergent thinking
Use different techniques for engaging with stakeholders on a regular basis
Utilise approaches to identify purpose or strategy to foster alignment and shared ownership
Plan a product release based on content from a roadmap, market segmentation or window
Connect teams directly to customers and users to build deeper understanding and empathy
Visualise and communicate product and feature ideas and assumptions
Incorporate testing assumptions into the Scrum framework
Develop hypotheses for a given target user/customer segment
Maximise outcome and impact to the business, user, and market whilst minimising output for a product/feature idea
Use different techniques to model and measure value
Describe and apply at least four factors to implement when ordering a product backlog, and  different techniques to structure and filter the contents of a product backlog


A-CSPO, certified Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner